The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day with activities for visitors of all ages on Saturday, April 20.
The event offers information on sustainable living and a diverse array of activities. A special dive presentation in Passages of the Deep will teach viewers about marine debris and shark conservation. Kids and adults seeking hands-on experiences may participate in outdoor-related crafts like making flower seed mud ball!
Official global GPS cache hunt site Geocaching.com will host a geocaching search in the Aquarium’s Gardens. The garden, nature-scaped with native trees, flowers, and grasses, was certified as Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
Guests wanting to learn about plant and animal life will love a tour of the Aquarium grounds guided by members of the OSU Extension Master Composter & Master Gardener Program.
But with all this going on, there will still be time for browsing a farmers market of locally produced foods and goods that will be at the entrance of the Passages of the Deep exhibits.
Pre-registration is not required and all activities are included with the cost of admission. The Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. For prices and other information, call 541-867-3474 or visit aquarium.org.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Newport on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to inspire the public to better understand, cherish and conserve marine and coastal ecosystems. The Aquarium is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. It has been named one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium for the latest updates.